Looking to win big? The Mustangs and Owls face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. The Owls are hosting the game at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 154 points, with Florida Atlantic being favored by -6.5 at home against SMU.

SMU MUSTANGS VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: SMU Mustangs +6.5

This game will be played at FAU Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE SMU MUSTANGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Owls.
  • Even though we have Florida Atlantic winning straight-up, we like SMU at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will SMU Find a Way to Win on the Road?

SMU will be taking the court for their 27th game of the season. Their current record is 19-7. When playing away, the Mustangs have a record of 6-5, while at home they are 12-2. As of today’s game, SMU has a 14-10-1 record against the spread. In their previous five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

In 26 games, SMU comes in with an over/under mark of 12-13-0, with their games averaging 143.4 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Mustangs’ over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 163 points per game.

SMU is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 106 points vs. Memphis. This figure is more than their season average of 77.8 points per game. On the offensive front, the Mustangs have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 106th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 170th in terms of percentage and 165th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Mustangs’ defense is nationally ranked 34th, allowing 65.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, SMU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.4% this season.

Taking a Look at the Owls Chances at Home

Today, Florida Atlantic will take on SMU in their 27th game of the season. So far this year, they have a record of 20-6. When playing on the road, the Owls are 8-5, while they are 12-1 at home. As of now, Florida Atlantic has a 12-14 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their last ten games, Florida Atlantic is 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 26 games, Florida Atlantic comes in with an over/under mark of 14-12-0, with their games averaging 156.2 points per game. The Owls’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 167 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Florida Atlantic offense ended with 86 points against South Florida. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Owls have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 50th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 92nd in terms of percentage and 42nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Owls’ defense is positioned 190th in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as South Florida knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 90 points.